Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Amusing’ Category

Some celebs start to backtrack support for Jussie Smollett

It’s time to eat crow for the hordes of politicians and celebrities who rushed to condemn the Jussie Smollett “hate attack.’’ Some were walking back their words or deleting old tweets this week — while others turned silent — as cops detailed how he allegedly staged the attack on himself:  More…

Rob Lowe deletes Elizabeth Warren ‘chief’ joke after Hollywood backlash

Actor Rob Lowe removed a Twitter post that poked fun at U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday out of concern that “some peeps got upset.” “Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in ‘Chief,’” Lowe wrote in the now-deleted post, in an apparent reference to the controversy over Warren’s claims of Native American heritage.  More…

Video shows man faking fall to get insurance money

Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they say faked a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money. Authorities say surveillance video captured the man grabbing ice and throwing it on the floor before lying down.  More…

Don’t fall for NFL’s feel-good moment with male cheerleaders

When it was announced a few weeks ago that, for the first time ever, there would be male cheerleaders performing at the Super Bowl, it was met with fawning media fanfare. On “Good Morning America,” Michael Strahan said the two guys were “breaking barriers.”  More…

Groundhog Day verdicts are in

Here’s some news to melt away the winter blues: New York’s soothsaying rodent, Staten Island Chuck, predicted an early start to spring Saturday morning at the annual Groundhog Day event. In Pennsylvania, nationally renowned Punxsutawney Phil also predicted an early spring.  More…

TV producer fired over Tom Brady graphic, says ‘it was a little wink’ to Steelers fans

The TV news producer who was fired this week after labeling a chyron: “Known Cheater” underneath footage of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said despite the publicity he’s been getting, most people have recognized it was in jest.  More…

Mom calls police after Domino’s does not deliver pizza

A mom in the U.K. called the police after Domino’s did not deliver the pizza she ordered, accusing the restaurant of letting her kids "go hungry." Clair, whose last name was not shared, said she ordered $48 worth of pizza from the chain restaurant for her family.  More…

Kentucky driver seemingly tries to destroy snowman, surprised when they hit tree stump

A driver in Kentucky was in for a rude awakening after they seemingly tried to run over a snowman — only to hit the tree stump underneath.  More…

Woman banned from Walmart after riding cart while drinking wine from Pringles can

Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot.  More…

Shirts combining Idaho, California into ‘Idafornia’ spark furious online debate

An Idaho artist’s attempt at humor and social commentary with a shirt design combining Idaho and California set off a war of words online between Gem State natives and California transplants. The artist said the shirts were intended to provide a commentary on the number of Californians moving to Idaho, most of whom are fleeing that state’s notoriously high cost of living and high taxes.  More…

Restaurant forced to take down sign over ‘offensive’ name

Pho Keene Great, which is not scheduled to open until March 1, had already displayed a small sign prominently featuring the name, which is a play on both the Vietnamese dish pho (pronounced “fuh”) and the name of the town.  More…

Cops grieve Krispy Kreme doughnuts lost in truck fire: ‘No words’

A few Kentucky cops went viral for mourning the loss of a truckload of doughnuts. The Lexington Police Department posted a few photos online depicting the heartbroken officers with their heads cast down.  More…

Retail employee has epic meltdown over Trump Shirt

Two-year-old who loves garbage trucks gets surprise swag from trashman

Two-year-old Evan Brenneman is enamored with the orange trash truck that stops at his Plainfield, Ind., home each week to the point that he’s befriended the driver. While waiting to greet Ray’s Trash Service driver James Bullock from his home Thursday, Evan was surprised with a backpack full of swag from the trash hauler that included a T-shirt, beanie, stickers and a miniature orange trash truck.  More…

Mom slams Southwest Airlines worker for mocking daughter’s name

A Texas mom is outraged after a Southwest Airlines worker made fun of her 5-year-old daughter’s name – by snapping a picture of the girl’s boarding pass and posting it on social media. Traci Redford, from El Paso, says the agent at John Wayne Airport began poking fun at her daughter’s name, Abcde – pronounced “ab-city” – as they boarded a flight.  More…